Barrister, LLB; MSc (Hons)
Stuart is a barrister with a specialist practice in resource management, local government, public law and related areas.
Stuart has over 25 years’ experience in advising local government, corporates, developers, private individuals and industry associations. Stuart has experience in litigation at all levels of New Zealand Courts, and provides opinions and advice on policy and legislation changes.
Admitted to the Bar in 1989, Stuart was a partner at Tauranga law firm Cooney Lees Morgan between 1999 and 2003 and a partner at Hesketh Henry in Auckland from 2003 until starting practice as barrister in 2009.
Stuart regularly presents seminars to both clients and professional groups in his specialist areas and is an editor for Salmon Resource Management Act.
Junior Barrister, BSC/LLB
Marina has recently completed an LLB/BSc conjoint degree at Victoria University of Wellington and joined Ākarana Chambers as a law clerk in January 2019. She was admitted to the bar in October 2019. Marina is assisting Stuart Ryan with legal research and case preparation.
During her studies, Marina was in the Law Reform team of Wellington Community Justice Project and volunteered for the Victoria University Sustainability Services.
In 2017, she completed a year-long exchange at Sciences Po university in Paris, taking law courses in French and English. Marina is a keen singer and performer, and enjoys spending time outdoors.